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One Acts Festival showcases student creativity and collaboration

One Acts Festival showcases student creativity and collaboration

Franny Sewell, Contributor
February 13, 2016
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The Wilson Black Box is home to many different performances. From drama class to Shakespeare, it is most commonly a stage for Wilson’s more theatrical students. However, once a year, during the One Act Festival, students from all different walks of life gather to create short and memorable plays. This...

Students Rank Disney Halloween Movies

Students Rank Disney Halloween Movies

October 30, 2014
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BY BRIAN KEYES AND KELLIK DAWSON, CONTRIBUTORS (Movies ten through eight appear in the October issue of The Beacon) 7. "Mom’s Got a Date With a Vampire" No list of movies would be complete without one about a group of children getting into trouble and trying to rescue their mother from a...

Wilson Demonstrates Pride at Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protest

Wilson Demonstrates Pride at Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protest

June 9, 2014
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BY CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, AND EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR VIDEO BY HELEN MALHOTRA, NEWS EDITOR, AND SOPHIE REVEAL, VIDEOGRAPHER Rainbow flags, brightly colored signs, and hundreds of loud, cheering counter-protesters met at least 10 anti-gay protesters from the Westboro Baptist Churc...

Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Wilson June 9th

Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Wilson June 9th

May 28, 2014
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By EMMA KEYES, CONTRIBUTER On May 25th, The Westboro Baptist Church announced their intention to picket Wilson on June 9th from 8:15 to 8:45 in the morning. The Westboro Baptist Church is a group unaffiliated with the official American Baptist church and is known for its extreme intolerance of LGBTQ+...

Pokémon Go is a runaway hit

Pokémon Go is a runaway hit

Emily Oliphant
August 25, 2016
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When Niantic Labs released Pokémon Go, the company was a small mobile games developer, and by no means a household name. Now their game, a groundbreaking update to the classic Pokémon games, has risen to the top of the app store charts and caught millions of daily users worldwide. Players have integra...

Students review their summer gigs

Students review their summer gigs

Chloe Leo, Brian Keyes
August 24, 2016
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Chloe Leo, Headfirst Summer Camp Counselor After deciding that I was going to spend my summer working, it was not hard to find a job as a camp counselor. Being 16, this was my first job aside from babysitting and the occasional catering gig. Since I wasn’t too keen on the idea of spending my days...

September Horoscopes

September Horoscopes

September 25, 2015
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BY BRIAN KEYES, STYLE EDITOR Aries: If you really think about it, all instruments are mandolins. Life is a mandolin. We are all simply notes in the mandolin rock-ballad of the universe. Taurus: Death is inevitable. It comes for all of us. It is the one inescapable truth in all of life, the one...

The Real Maine

The Real Maine

August 23, 2015
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BY BRIAN KEYES, STYLE EDITOR   White people, boats, and high end camping stores. All things that imply wealth and affluence, and all things commonly used to describe one state in particular. Maine. There is a commonly held idea that those who live in Maine look and live like the people who vi...

Fort Reno’s Summer Concerts Come to an End

Fort Reno’s Summer Concerts Come to an End

July 29, 2015
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BY BRIAN KEYES, STYLE EDITOR The yearly summer concerts at Fort Reno are a chance for local bands to cut their teeth on a fresh audience, and to even perhaps gain the beginnings of a following. Sadly, Monday was the last of the year, so I thought it my civic duty to go and silently judge the musicians...

Emancipation Day Concert

Emancipation Day Concert

May 12, 2015
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BY BRIAN KEYES, STYLE EDITOR This Saturday downtown there will be a free concert held in honor of Emancipation Day along with other activities. The concert will be at Freedom Plaza, at 14th St NW and Pennsylvania Ave NW. The concert will take place from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and will be followed by...

Students March Against Police Brutality in Friendship Heights

Students March Against Police Brutality in Friendship Heights

May 5, 2015
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BY BRIAN KEYES, STYLE EDITOR PHOTO SLIDESHOW BY ANNA BUCKNUM Yesterday a group of around 20 students met at Fort Reno, several with handmade signs, for a protest against police brutality in reaction to the events that occurred in Baltimore surrounding the death of Freddie Gray. Junior Kell...

DCPS Makes Cuts to Wilson’s Budget for 2015-2016 School Year

DCPS Makes Cuts to Wilson’s Budget for 2015-2016 School Year

March 16, 2015
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BY BRIAN KEYES,  JUNIOR EDITOR Interim Principal Gregory Bargeman wrote in a Sunday email that he was "dismayed" when he received the new budget for the 2015-2016 school year at Wilson, and saw massive cuts, contradicting what DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson wrote in a Thursday letter, that the schoo...

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